Concert

Fiddle Night

Tuesday / April 24, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138

The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Western swing, polka, Tex-Mex, and others—is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music.

The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program is Matt Glaser, who served as chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.

Admission: 
$10, $5 for Berklee students at the door

Berklee Roots Road Show

Friday / April 6, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
DC
United States
20566
Roots Road Show

A smorgasbord of fantastic performances from students in the newly created American Roots Music program. The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles-including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex-is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music.

The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program is Matt Glaser, who served as chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.

Read the full press release.

Admission: 

Berklee Roots Road Show

Thursday / April 5, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia Street
Brooklyn
NY
United States
11231
Roots Roadshow

A smorgasbord of fantastic performances from students in the newly created American Roots Music program. The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex—is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music.

The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program is Matt Glaser, who served as chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.

Read the full press release.

Admission: 

Berklee American Roots Series

Tuesday / March 27, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138

A night of American roots music featuring performers in a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex.

The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our Western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music.

This show features John McGann's Celtic Ensemble and Bruce Molsky's Old-Time Ensemble. John McGann and Bruce Molsky are professors of the String Department at Berklee.  

Read the full press release.

Admission: 
$10/$5

B.I.T.R. Tuesdays

Tuesday / April 24, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, and alumni, plus special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, B.I.T.R. Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience were joining the writers in their living rooms. 

This B.I.T.R. event features Emily Dale, Shannon Selig, Sam Chase, and a special guest.

This series is free to all students and faculty, and all B.I.T.R. shows run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.).

Other B.I.T.R. Tuesday dates include:

November 29
December 13
January 31
February 28
March 27
April 24

Admission: 
Free

An Evening with Kirill Gerstein: Rhapsody in Blue

Friday / March 30, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Kirill Gerstein

Since completing his studies at Berklee, Kirill Gerstein has devoted his career to classical repertoire. In 2010, he was awarded the coveted Gilmore Artist Award, which is presented every four years to recognize extraordinary artistry. Gerstein returns to Berklee with a program that includes Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" in the original 1924 arrangement, with guest clarinetist and Berklee alumna Anat Cohen.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$25, $20, $17.50 reserved seating

B.I.T.R. Tuesdays

Tuesday / March 27, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, and alumni, plus special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, B.I.T.R. Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience were joining the writers in their living rooms. 

This B.I.T.R. event features Ana Yanez, Tim DeGraauw, Jason Okumu, and a special guest.

This series is free to all students and faculty, and all B.I.T.R. shows run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.).

Other B.I.T.R. Tuesday dates include:

November 29
December 13
January 31
February 28
March 27
April 24

Admission: 
Free

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Thursday / March 15, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee Songwriters Club hosts this semester's singer-songwriter showcase. The event will showcase songs by the selected finalists, so expect the best of the best.

The finalists are:

  • Chris West
  • Steph Sloan
  • Marny Proudfit
  • Shea Vaccaro
  • Katie Marshall
  • Kelsey Worley and David Gainforth
  • Luke McGinnis 
  • Charles Brandon Johnson
  • Kevin Basko
  • Christina Apostolopoulos
  • Katie Tucker
  • Caitlin Timmins
Admission: 
Free

Jazz at the Arsenal: The Winnie Dahlgren Sextet

Monday / March 19, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Winnie Dahlgren

Vibist/composer Winnie Dahlgren, associate professor in the Harmony Department, brings her sextet to the Black Box Theatre at the Arsenal Center for the Arts as part of the Berklee faculty series at the Arsenal.

A native of Denmark, Winnie Dahlgren started playing percussion at age fifteen. Two years later she began studying classical percussion at the Vestjysk Academy of Music, from which she received a B.M. in music education as well as a M.M. in Performance. In the middle of her classical studies at the conservatory she took two years off to study jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After going back and forth between Denmark and the United States for several years, she finally made Boston her home in the mid-'90s. As part of the faculty at Berklee, she divides her time between teaching, performing, and composing.

At the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Winnie Dahlgren will be bringing her sextet, for which she writes all the music. The sextet provides the listener with a distinct musical experience with delicate twists. Winnie's classical background showcases her musical technique as a performer, but her use and knowledge of Latin, world music, and jazz styles give her performances a modern quality. Her compositions contain a contemporary harmonic universe marked with Latin and world influences, and run the gamut of playful and energetic to sweet and endearing pieces with thoughtful melodies.

Admission: 
$18, $15, students/seniors/Arsenal members

Jeff Galindo Quartet with Luis Bonilla

Tuesday / March 6, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Jeff Galindo Quartet performs original music featuring guest artist Luis Bonilla on trombone and Berklee faculty Tim Ray on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Bob Gullotti on drums.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

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